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Michigan welcomes Eagle Casino & Sports iGaming platform

15 Apr 2022
3 min. read

The slot parlor at Soaring Eagle Casino.

Michigan is quickly turning into a focal point of online and interactive gambling in the United States. The latest approval by the Michigan Gaming Control Board to roll out the Eagle Casino & Sports platform is just the most recent move in this direction. Soaring Eagle Gaming has been working on the online casino and interactive wagering platform for a while now, but the final product was officially approved on Thursday, April 14.

The digital enterprise is operated by the Saginaw Chippewa tribe and it’s intended at helping expand the tribe’s gaming forays into new realms of the experience, thus offering more benefits back to the tribes. Michigan is one of the states where tribal operators are actually accepting of interactive online gambling and where they make sure to cooperate with the state in order to create an independent and competitive iGaming and interactive betting ecosystem.

Eagle Casino &Sports will feature a sturdy software platform that is powered by GAN and that will facilitate everything from player onboarding to management and issuing of bonusing systems. Both sports and casino fans will be able to use this platform as a single-point entry into the Soaring Eagle Gaming’s betting and gambling world. All players who wish to participate will be able to do so as long as they meet the minimum gambling age requirement of 21.

Welcoming the new addition to the iGaming landscape in the country, Michigan Gaming Control Board executive director Henry Williams said that the Great Lakes State has added an important 15th partner to its ranks to spearhead the industry.

As of now, Williams clarified, all of Michigan’s federally-recognized tribes are offering sports betting and internet gaming. He also praised Saginaw Chippewa for forging ahead and choosing to expand its iGaming reach in the sector.

Michigan is one of the latest states to actually join the iGaming landscape. The state originally introduced interactive gambling back on January 22, 2021. An initial launch of 10 companies was featured.

Michigan also recently joined the Multi-State Internet Gaming Agreement, signed between New Jersey, Delaware, and Nevada which essentially allows to pool iGaming prize pools. The liquidity is particularly helpful in the case of online poker, which has been somewhat ailing due to a lack of prize pools and enough people playing online in the legally available card rooms.

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15 Apr 2022
3 min. read